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I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" i think you should ask your doctor first just to make sure. but if its all okay and your able to supply for both then all power to you. sounds like it'd be an awesome idea :)"</blockquote>




I don't see what asking my doctor would do. As long as a produce enough, it's got nothing negative.

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Mommeh2bee:" I think it would be wise to save it for the LO on the way? And I could be wrong I'm not 100% on this ... [snip!] ... BUT I could be wrong :) but I say if its something you want to do and your producing enough milk for them both go for it :)"


Real milk? Humans don't make real milk?



Go for it, OP!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" No the benefits are still there after the first year. WHO recommends breastfeeding until at least 2. ... [snip!] ... 2. Just because they are on solids doesn't mean the benefits go away at all. If you can produce enough for two go for it OP."</blockquote>



:!: my dd never got sick until she weaned :( wish she would have nursed longer.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3466 posts
9th Dec '12

People tandem nurse different aged children and nurse twins, it will NOT 'steal' the milk away lol, as long as you are fine with bfing in general.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P.S I'm pregnant ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" i think you should ask your doctor first ... [snip!] ... :)"</blockquote> I don't see what asking my doctor would do. As long as a produce enough, it's got nothing negative."</blockquote>



That's what I was gonna say. What would you ask your dr? Can I give my child human milk instead of rice milk? Even though it has immunity benefits and tons of good fat for brain development. Wtf?

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting That Heifer:" Real milk? Humans don't make real milk? Go for it, OP!"


She said real food and milk, not implying "real milk".



OP I think unless your son has some serious allergies, to breastfeed baby and that's it.
Not to mention, how are you even sure that your son will want BM? I know if I offered that to my 4 year old, I'd get eye rolls and told it's for babies.

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
9th Dec '12

Might want to save up so when they go to college you still have some control over them. There is no reason for it, hes 4. No study shows it does any good after age 2.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
9th Dec '12

Well I'm going to do it regardless if I can supply enough, but I was just curious on others thoughts.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
9th Dec '12

I say go for it!

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
9th Dec '12

Milk is expensive, go for it.



I don't think I would, just cause pumping sucks, but go for it!

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
9th Dec '12

When i was breast feeding my second i left some breast milk i hsd expressed in a bottle my two year old picked it up started to drink it and the second it touched her tounge she vomitted up everywhere her face was priceless! My point is your four old might not even like the taste any more.



I saw something on tv once that said after a certian age there is no benifits to brewst milk coz the stomach acid in older children and adults kills all the nutrients before your body can absorb them... i have no idea from what age that is tho

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting **mummyX2.5**:</b>" When i was breast feeding my second i left some breast milk i hsd expressed in a bottle my two year old ... [snip!] ... older children and adults kills all the nutrients before your body can absorb them... i have no idea from what age that is tho"</blockquote>




I love the taste of my breast milk.

Chelsea Renae 1 child; Michigan 653 posts
9th Dec '12

It's your baby! Go for it. Haha. My DS has a dairy sensitivity, and since I'm nursing,
I have to say away from dairy. Rice milk, soy, almond, ect.. is expensive AF! Haha. Do whatever you feel is right for you and your little ones.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
9th Dec '12

I say go for it, it can't harm him. I breastfed my son until a few months ago (he's four)

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
10th Dec '12

My son just turned 6 yesterday and was never breastfed but when his sister arrived just after h turned 4 he asked to try to breastmilk so I let him in a cup. He loves it so now he gets a glass of pumped breastmilk every morning or just gets it in his cereal. He gets sick so much less often now. It's awesome. So right now I'm currently nursing my 23 month old, pumping 8-12 oz a day for my 6 year old and plan to nurse the new one when he arrives in the spring. Breastmilk at any age is fantastic for you. Hell my husband even drinks it sometimes lol. I make breastmilk fruit smoothies for all of us. It's just good for you.
It think if he likes it when he tries it and you're producing enough, go for it!!